|SAGEM: Fifth Straight Success in Europe for Sperwer UA|
SAGEM: Fifth Straight Success in Europe for Sperwer UAV
Paris -- (SAGEM) October 21, 2002 – After France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, Greece is the 5th European country to select SAGEM’s Sperwer UAV systems following an international competition. This choice confirms the SAGEM systems’ technical and operational leadership. These systems comprise the ground stations, the catapult and several unmanned aircraft. The contract is worth tens of millions of Euros.
Sperwer at EuroSatory, June 2002 (European Security photo)
Sperwer features an "all weather" capacity, including under harsh meteorological conditions and an "all terrain" capacity thanks to totally autonomous and automatic launching (catapult) and recovery (parachute) modes. The Sperwer’s open and modular design allows to quickly offer solutions adapted to the evolving needs of armed forces in the field of tactical UAVs – with the integration of innovative functions and payloads for example.
The systems ordered by the Greek forces are dedicated to area surveillance, detection, identification and localisation of any type of targets. This configuration will make it possible to get to hardly accessible areas (for example mountainous areas with low visibility) and will feature an extension of over 200 km (ground station/aeroplane) for the real time transfer of acquired images.
This success confirms Sperwer’s world leadership for new generation tactical UAVs.
Groupe SAGEM is an internationally-based high-technology group. The second largest French group in the field of telecommunications, the third European company in electronics for defence and security and the world leader in fingerprint-based biometrics, SAGEM maintains a presence in more than 20 countries.
Hervé Philippe, Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer: Phone: (331) 4070-6257 - Fax. (331) 4070-6215 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org